How productive are you when you are unhappy? Maybe you are one of those super-people who are capable of getting the best results, even if they are dissatisfied, but most of us are not. Believe me, happy employees are more productive than their unhappy peers.
We live under constant stress and finding the right balance between work and life outside of the work is hard. By creating workplaces that increase employee happiness you can increase productivity.
Here are 5 reasons why creating happy workplace is critical for your business:
1. Happy employees are loyal employees
You don't want to lose your best talent elsewhere. Work environment and culture play a huge role in choosing a job. You also want to grab the best talent for your business and by creating a working environment that you want to be a part of, it's a lot easier.
2. Less stress more productivity
Taking breaks during your workday is good for you and your productivity, but it can be challenging to actually press pause. Well-designed work environment encourage the employee to de-stress during the day. A 2015 study at the University of Warwick in the UK found that happier people are precisely 12% more productive than the average individual.
3. Happiness inspires creativity and innovation
Innovation is the lifeline of any business and happiness fuels innovation and creativity. Happiness can actually affect the different parts of our body that are essential when we create.
For any company to survive, new ideas must emerge and growth must happen so do not underestimate the impact of a happy work environment.
4. Happy people work well together
Few things are accomplished entirely on their own and that is why building teams is important to the success of a company. Building teams is much easier when employees are happy. Who would like to work with dissatisfied people?
5. Happy people do better job
Emma Seppälä and Kim Cameron wrote an article about unhappy people to Harvard Business Review and it says:
“In studies by the Queens School of Business and by the Gallup Organization, disengaged workers had 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents, and 60% more errors and defects. In organizations with low employee engagement scores, they experienced 18% lower productivity, 16% lower profitability, 37% lower job growth, and 65% lower share price over time.”
So can you really afford not to invest in employee wellbeing? Book a meeting and see how we can help you create a happier workplace.